Rangers’ Young Player of the Season has been hailed by two icons of the game as being crucial to the Glasgow side’s success this campaign
Nigeria international Joe Aribo has explained that he is thrilled to hear both Darren Fletcher and Brian Laudrup commend him for his performances for Rangers since joining the Gers just over a year ago.
Aribo moved to Glasgow from Charlton Athletic last summer on a free transfer and had an incredible year that culminated in the 24-year-old winning the club’s Goal of the Season and Young Player of the Year awards.
The Super Eagles midfielder looks even more prepared to have a bigger impact after impressing during pre-season games and Rangers first couple of matches in the Scottish league.
Aribo’s excellent displays have seen him earn applause from former Man United star Fletcher as well as Bayern Munich and Rangers old boy Laudrup, commendations he confesses to the Scottish Herald as delighted him.
“It’s always good to hear comments and praise from people I watched growing up,” the Super Eagles midfielder said.
“Just knowing they have a high opinion of me is quite nice.
“I watched Darren Fletcher as a boy so it’s always a big boost for me to hear that from someone like him. Funnily enough, I supported Man United growing up. So I enjoyed watching Fletcher and always supported him. He was a main player in the team.
“And I’m aware of Brian Laudrup’s standing at Rangers. Hearing praise from Laudrup is amazing for me. I’m just happy that I’m able to show what I can do on the pitch at Rangers. I read the comments and other people will see them too. I’m really happy to hear that from him.”
Aribo scored nine times and registered eight assists in 48 games across all competitions for Rangers last term, and has already opened his account for this campaign in the 3-0 defeat of St. Johnston.